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The Official Publication of the JOSE MARIA COLLEGE

College Edition
October 2014 Issue

JMC Gears up
for ASEAN Integration

By: Raissah Jabeh Hanggam

The Jose Maria College (JMC) accepts the challenges of the regional integration and one community framework of the ASEAN 2015 which entails curricula reforms responsive to global needs.

The integration aims at filling in the ‘Development Gap’ by strengthening the economy through fostering regional cooperation, creating sustainable and stable support systems for national progress making educational system as one key indicator.

In response to this call, JMC student Angelie Joy Sun was chosen to represent not only JMC but also the whole Philippines in the ASEAN Integration Conference held on October 3-6, 2014 at Sirindhorn School in Surin Province in Thailand.

CHED Eyes Licensure Examination for Communication Graduates

By: Lloyd Labanon

“We need people like you.” CHED XI Director Raul Alvarez emphasizes the demand for communication professionals which, he says, will never cease as most organizations, be it private or government-based, commercial or non-commercial, have their respective communication departments.

Several issues haunt the communication programs in the city today. Firstly, how competent the gradautes are in meeting the needs and demands of the industry; and secondly, what jobs await the graduates considering the very limited jod opportunities in the tri-media profession.

Are Mass Communication graduates in Davao City competitive and competent enough to meed the demands of the industry? In a media forum attended by Dr. Raul Alvares III from the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office XI (CHED XI); Mr. John Francis Fuentes of Davao Catholic Herald; Mr. Sherwin Manual from the Department of Labor and Employment XI (DOLE XI); and Dr. Judith Dalagan, Program Coordinator of the AB Mass Communication Program of Ateneo de Davao University as guest

Intercollegiate Ad Congress hails JMC as Hall of Famers
By: Claire Logan

Excellent communication and presentation capability. Creativity. Wit. Rigor. Discipline. JMC BAMC divulges the formula for becoming a cut above the rest.

For three consecutive years, the Mass Communication Program of the Jose Maria College has never failed to bring home all the major awards in the annual intercollegiate advertising Congress.

This year, the MC 118 (Advanced Advertising and Public Info) students, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Roel B. Narreto, have proven their best in the recently concluded AVANT-- an Intercollegiate Advertising Congress-- making them the competition’s first hall of famers.

HALL OF FAMERS. JMC adverts (Faire Advertising Agency and Paragon Exedere), together with Advanced Advertising and Public Information Intructor Mark Roel B. Narreto, flaunt major and minor awards reaped from the recently concluded Avant Student Advertising Congress.

Holy Cross of Davao College’s Green House Effect Ad Agency and Philippine Women's College's Earthworms Creations succumbed to JMC's Paragon Excedere Advertising Agency's short creative productions for the tri-media competitions and excellent presentation skills.

The competition was held last October 22, 2014 at the Big House, a heritage home at Juna Subdivision, Matina Davao City and revolved around the theme, "AVANT: Advertising for Nature". It was judged by the following pool of experts: Mr. Franklin Cuadrillero, a Disk Jockey of

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